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Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

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Well, it looks like a Quebec Liberal majority and the PQ are collapsing to 2007 numbers. Quebec Solidaire has shown some improvement in vote count but not in seats. It seems that the biggest hope for Ste-Marie-St-Jacques, Manon Masse of Quebec Solidaire will not win her seat, although it is still early and . . . → Read More: Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

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Well, boys n girls, one week before the election. Advanced polling starts today. After the sparring on Facebook and Twitter with other Quebec Anglos who are progressive as to why the Quebec Liberal Party doesn’t deserve our votes and that yes, there is indeed a choice in voting.  Yup, I’ve heard all the . . . → Read More: Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??

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Well, no, not really part d’uh. I’m just resurrecting this snarky, satirical and sarcastic post I did 4 years ago with the help of a Montreal friend, Karl, with an update or 2.  I thought it would be fitting to resurrect during this fine election campaign. Because every election campaign is in dire . . . → Read More: Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??

Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

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I’m a bit late giving my opinions here, but here goes.

First off, for those who complained or mocked Pauline Marois for being, shall we say, animated, would you rather a debate where everybody is standing still like statues and speaking in a monotonic voice?  Perhaps where they all basically agreed with each . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

Much Talk Over Latest Leger Poll on Quebec Election. Too Bad It’s More Than Likely About Nothing

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A recent poll had come out putting Dr. Phil’s Liberals and Pauline Marois’s PQ virtually neck and neck with the CAQ support slipping.  Many of the columnists and pundits have claimed, for the most part, that this poll is the result of Marois and Peladeau jr sovereignty referendum talk.  There are some that . . . → Read More: Much Talk Over Latest Leger Poll on Quebec Election. Too Bad It’s More Than Likely About Nothing

Pierre Karl Peladeau’s So-Called Economic Credibility and PQ Becomes a Pro-Corporate Party Like Everyone Else

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After reading through a week’s worth of news articles, columnists and the twitter machine, there appears to be one common theme; Peladeau Jr. was recruited to provide economic credibility to the Parti-Quebecois to mainly the business community.  Furthermore, according to a PQ campaign ad, Pauline Marois is featured alone walking a hallway  (which . . . → Read More: Pierre Karl Peladeau’s So-Called Economic Credibility and PQ Becomes a Pro-Corporate Party Like Everyone Else

Pierre Karl Peladeau Running For PQ? Rene-Levesque Must Be Rolling In His Grave -UPDATE

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Boys n girls, where do I start?  Ok, it’s official, Peladeau Jr is now running in the riding of St-Jerome in the upcoming Quebec election.  I don’t know whether to laugh or to be pissed?

For openers, the humour.  As many recall, Peladeau Jr  and Sun Media launched Sun TV News Network shortly . . . → Read More: Pierre Karl Peladeau Running For PQ? Rene-Levesque Must Be Rolling In His Grave -UPDATE

Thomas Mulcair is Right — Quebec Voters Should Not Base Their Votes on a Single Issue

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Finally, a voice of reason amongst the hysteria of the Quebec election campaign. It is that of Tom Mulcair on Power and Politics with Evan Solomon: 

But speaking on CBC News Network’sPower & Politics, Mulcair added, “We shouldn’t be voting on only one issue — we should be looking at the overall offer . . . → Read More: Thomas Mulcair is Right — Quebec Voters Should Not Base Their Votes on a Single Issue

Quebec Election 2014; Not Much to See, But Watch The Fun of Watching Many Diving Into Their Fainting Couches!

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Aaaarrrrggghhhh!! She blows!  La Marois went and did what many were predicting she’d do — she called an election for April 7 — a short campaign at that.  Polls seem to indicate that La Marois and the PQ are primed to win a majority. Already many, particularly the Angryphone set are all choking . . . → Read More: Quebec Election 2014; Not Much to See, But Watch The Fun of Watching Many Diving Into Their Fainting Couches!

Is He Serious About Health Care and How We Should Embrace a Referendum on Quebec Sovereignty Instead of Cringing at it

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Earlier today, CJAD’s Trivia Show co-host and writer, Dan Laxer posted a comment on his Facebook page.  Here it is verbatim:

Wait a minute. Did you just say referendum? Those are expensive, aren’t they? Does this mean we’ll have to make cuts to health and education again, sacrifice the infrastructure, and shelve plans . . . → Read More: Is He Serious About Health Care and How We Should Embrace a Referendum on Quebec Sovereignty Instead of Cringing at it

Media, Commentators, Should Spend More Time and Energy Start Asking Serious Questions of Philippe Couillard and the Quebec Liberal Party

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Move over Quebec Charter of Values…there’s a new scandal in town! This time, it’s in the form of more corruption being found in the Quebec Liberal Party and Philippe Couillard is in the hot seat!  As well he should, for more than one reason. While many journos, pundits and other commentators are still . . . → Read More: Media, Commentators, Should Spend More Time and Energy Start Asking Serious Questions of Philippe Couillard and the Quebec Liberal Party

Dear Corporate Apologists and Harpercon Cheerleaders…

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Dear Apologists and cheerleaders,

You all keep saying “Let’s see what the Investigation turns up on the Lac-Megantic disaster” or “Before we do anything, or  add new regulations, the investigation isn’t over!” Or my personal favourite “Blame the Fire fighters!” Or blame the lone conductor!! Off to the fainting couches with you!!

While . . . → Read More: Dear Corporate Apologists and Harpercon Cheerleaders…

Remembering December 6, 1989

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Just a few comments and observations regarding today.

Our Quebec government did one thing positive today. It announced that we will be having our own long gun registry.

In light of the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, the Parti Québécois has announced the government will move forward with a bill to mandate the registration of . . . → Read More: Remembering December 6, 1989

A Politician Who Keeps Her Promise and How Long Will Pauline Marois and the PQ Last?

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Pauline Marois had a very busy first day of school, boys ‘n’ girls. After the first day school, by decree, La Marois has scrapped the proposed tuition hike for at least this year, struck the most contentious and punitive portions of Bill 78 (now Bill 12),  issued a permanent moratorium on the production . . . → Read More: A Politician Who Keeps Her Promise and How Long Will Pauline Marois and the PQ Last?

Stevie Harper is Simply Choosing his Battles Regarding About Face on Asbestos

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When I first read Jymn’s post last night regarding the Harpercons’ about face on asbestos, my first thought was that wow! La Marois, our newly premier elect does have power despite her thready minority.   Yep, ol’ Chrissie Paradis, the “ethical” MP for the only riding that had once produced asbestos, had announced . . . → Read More: Stevie Harper is Simply Choosing his Battles Regarding About Face on Asbestos

Why Franky Legault, What is Your Hurry?

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Boys ‘n’ girls, it looks like ol’ Franky Legault is confirming one of my predictions and worst fears.   It appears that ol’ Franky Legault is in even more of a hurry for the Liberals to select a permanent leader than they are.

CAQ leader François Legault holds the balance of power in the . . . → Read More: Why Franky Legault, What is Your Hurry?

Pierre Poilievre Wants To Implement Work To Rule To Punish PSAC For For Dissent–UPDATE

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Well, boys ‘n’ girls, Pierre Poilievre like a good Harpercon puppet is planning to punish the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) union for endorsing PQ and QS candidates in the Quebec election, by implementing a so-called “Right to work” law right here in Harperland.   PSAC simply endorsed candidates of parties who were . . . → Read More: Pierre Poilievre Wants To Implement Work To Rule To Punish PSAC For For Dissent–UPDATE

Some Thoughts of the Quebec Election Aftermath

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I waited to post on this subject because I was waiting to see ol’ Johnny Charest would resign or not.  I confess that while the media was claiming to have “sources” from the inside saying he would go and others still who said he was gone, I wasn’t entirely sure he was going . . . → Read More: Some Thoughts of the Quebec Election Aftermath

The Quebec Election and What It Means

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Let’s get the first fact out of the way: separatists are the government in the province of Quebec.

Now that that’s on the table let’s disband any fear of a referendum by stating some facts upfront: the Bloc Quebecois is less then a shell of it’s former self in the House of Commons, . . . → Read More: The Quebec Election and What It Means

Are the Metropolis Shooter and Fire Starter and The Pregnant Woman Hating Fetus Fetishist at a 2009 Pro-Life Rally One in the Same?

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I just read Dr. Dawg’s this morning and he gave me pause. I showed the two pictures Dawg has posted to a couple of friends of mine. After they looked at both pictures: One crazy geezer in a hooded coat, telling a pregnant woman that “I hope the baby kills you!” and big . . . → Read More: Are the Metropolis Shooter and Fire Starter and The Pregnant Woman Hating Fetus Fetishist at a 2009 Pro-Life Rally One in the Same?